Project 1 – KNOW[ing] the Artist


Inspiration is an influence by perception and knowledge of contextual relationships and hence requisite translation into a process of design. In this project the selected artist given will be the inspiration subject in the design requirement. The research input gain from the artist’s works will generate stimulation and instill the ideas into a form that requires a certain abstract comprehension of different phenomena. In this particular project, it is an in-depth exercise to gain intensive knowledge of the selected contemporary artists in worldwide. The artists themselves went into basic inspiration ideas to renowned appealing exquisite art works, which highly valued locally and/or internationally.


The students are required to do an intensive research of the selected individual artist given by the lecturers. The research involves understanding the artist’s background, philosophies and visions in art work, as well in looking in their several prominent works by understanding the characters and style adapted and material used. All the information gained will presented in Info Graphic board.

Designer’s Inspiration Studies Info Graphic

* It is important to able subtract several KEYWORDS out from your understanding of the designer’s works/philosophies in the earlier inspiration studies in a mind mapping method.


Presentation of info graphic in size one (1) A2 board (Portrait Format)

This is my first project for this semester ,yes,it’s my second semester already!

This project is about our exploration of Info Graphic. Info graphic is a fun way of putting our research into a graphic visual. It’s a interesting and not boring presentation way for us. We can put different shape and picture into our presentation so we can display the information more effectively.

The artist that i have been chosen to do research with is Nick Veasey. Then I need to put all the research into a mind map form so that i can easily to arrange all of my information into my info graphic more easily.

Nick Veasey is a British photographer who is born in London in 1962. He worked in a advertising and design industries and then he have been ask to x-ray a soda can for a tv show. From that time, he started to build his interest towards creating x-ray image.

I have use THREE keywords for the artist that i have been chosen to do research with. The three keywords are :

  1. CONTRAST (different in juxtaposition)
  2. MONOTONE (colour)
  3. TRANSLUCENT (material : x-ray film)
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It’s the mind map about NICK VEASEY.

This is my second mind map that i have done. I tried to gather more information and arrange them into a mind map form so can let me easily to differentiate them. Then, I felt this kind of info graphic a bit boring so I tried to improve my-self to do more better.

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This is my first draft for my info graphic. I tried to do it in a portrait mode and started to put in more image of the artist’s artwork and some of my own drawing. In this draft, I have many things that I can improve which are the composition and the information that I have. BTW, I creates my artist in a Lego form! COOL ohhh!


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My first draft for info graphic.

This is my second draft for my info graphic. For this draft, I have removed my Lego Nick Veasey (sad) and some images. I tried to arrange them into a more better composition but still not good yet. A better version is still working on.

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Final draft for my info graphic.


Final Outcome :

This is my Final outcome of my INFO GRAPHIC!

I have improved the composition of this info graphic by arrange them into many subtopic so it’s very easy to transfer all the information to the reader and put more images for easy understanding.


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IAD Assignment 3

Tutorial Sheet for model 5 and final model

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Panel Layout and close up of All Detail Drawing :

Transformation Process From model 1 to model 4 :

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Model 1 

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Model 2 

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Model 3 

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Model 4 

Floor Plan of My model :

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Section Plan and Elevation Plan :

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Oblique for My Final Model :

In this drawing, I have use 30 – 60 degree as my dimension for my oblique.

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Interior Perspective View from my model :

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Reference Picture 002 (Architecture Inspiration) :

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IAD Assignment 2

Transformation model 1 to model 4

Interaction between Animal and Human

The interaction that can be done between the human and the Aldabra tortoise are feeding,observation,exercising, and check-up. These 4 type of interaction is the most common physical interaction.

I have to pretend myself as the only worker as to care or to protect the inspiration animal when I’m doing this assignment.

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This is my base model ideation. I get all my inspiration from the animal that chose by me which Aldabra Tortoise. I need to produce idea to design a architecture according to the some specific criteria:

  • Formal organisation
  • Design language
  • Applying the 6 keywords
  • Properties of form
  • space consideration (1 person)

Base model ideation.


The reference picture which are related to my animal and architecture.

Transformation Process

Material all the transformation process :

  • MODEL 1 – Polystyrene foam
  • MODEL 2 – Polystyrene foam
  • MODEL 3 – Modelling card and board
  • MODEL 4 – Modelling card and board

Model 1 to model 2.


Model 2 to model 3.


Model 3 to model 4.

Tutorial Sheet 






Sunway Pyramid vs The Great Pyramid


This assignment focuses on investigating historical works to not just enrich student proficiency in architectural language, design and ideas but most importantly to develop and hone students’ historical and architectural criticism skills. Through the study of an existing building (from a list issued by the lecturers), students will be able to communicate and expand their own architectural vocabulary and develop design concepts. In a group of 7-8, students are required to conduct precedent study analysis on specific buildings via site visits and through on-line forum discussion, sketch analysis
journal, verbal and digital presentations. The precedent study analysis project should help clarify questions of “why” the case study is historically, culturally and architecturally inspired and “how” the design concepts derived from the past have influenced and/or been reflected in the case study, and by extension how these can be developed and expanded to be creatively and innovatively integrated into a prospective design project.

In developing students’ historical and architectural criticism skills the objectives of the project are:
1. To introduce basic architectural theory through a consideration of intentions, concepts,patterns, disciplines, architectural language and contextual relationships.
2. To creatively and innovatively develop and expand the design concept derived from the precedent study analysis.
Learning Outcome
1. To produce building analysis which document intentions, concepts, patterns, disciplines,architectural language and contextual relationships.
2. To produce graphical development, expansion and elaboration of intentions, concepts,
patterns, disciplines, architectural language and contextual relationships in developing
architectural critics’ skill.

A precedent study is an effective approach in learning architectural history as well as an essential research stage for any architectural design project. To be a good architect it is crucial that one thoroughly understands what came before a successful architectural creation. Precedent studies provide understanding of these contributing factors. The information learned from this process will give architects wisdom to create architecture that is at par or even better than what has come before.In addition, precedent studies might also reveal reasons for design failure, thus giving designers that understanding so as not to repeat the same mistakes.

The study of precedent requires students to gather architectural information, so that they truly appreciate the essence of the building; have in-depth understanding of the building systems at work, as well as recognize the series of important elements that realize design aspects of the building.
Each group is required to collectively address the questions below :
1. i. What is the main function of the building?
ii. What was the concept or philosophy of the architect or founder that makes the
building significant / meaningful?
2. i. What were the major influences of a historical era of architecture on the building?
ii. How does the context, building period and evolution makes the building significant
and meaningful?
3. i. What is the form or shape of the building?
ii. How does the form or shape of the building connect / contrast / derive from a
historical era of architecture
4. i. What were the materials and construction technology or method used?
ii. How do these materials and construction technology or methods compare / contrast
with the historical methods from the ‘influencing era’?

Group Mates: 

  1. Wong Jia Wen
  2. Melissa Ng Li Xiang
  3. Wong Cai Ying
  4. Goh Chong Yue
  5. Philbert Lowell
  6. Vincent Lim
  7. Liberty Woon Hui Tse
  8. Nayashaan Mohamed

Architecture Style given: Egyptian Architecture
Building given: Sunway Pyramid

The visit to Sunway Pyramid is quite fun as we gone through every detail on the architecture and all the decoration. We studied and keep observe again every detail in the architecture so we can increase our understanding towards this architecture and then compare it with the great pyramid.



My Parts of the Journal 

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My Impression Towards Sunway Pyramid 


Journal Link

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Assignment 8 – Design Project Integration

Introduction :
Presentation drawings are used to illustrate design concepts to a client. When
completing a set of presentation drawings the main focus is to ensure the drawings
highlight the key areas of the design and that the client can understand the
drawings presented. Any construction detail is eliminated to avoid confusion.
Develop an understanding of the basic composition in producing presentation
Learning Outcome:
On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:
CLO 3: Draw and compose two dimensional 2D & 3D orthographic drawings with
correct architectural drafting symbol & a working knowledge of manual drafting
Task 1: Orthographic drawing [15% test]
To show your understanding of orthographic drawing 2D and 3D, you are to



1. Plan
2. Sections
3. Elevations
4. Oblique
5. Perspective

Drawing scale and other requirements are as per your design project briefs.

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Draft of my plan to adjust the proportion.

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Final outcome of my plan.

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My front elevation X and section.

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My final oblique.

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Perspective 1.

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Perspective 2.

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Perspective 3.

Task 2: Presentation layout [5%]
Develop an understanding of the basic composition in producing presentation
Learning Outcome:
On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:
CLO 1: Communicate design idea & process using freehand sketching & rendering
techniques to signify elements of architectural sketches in expressing ideas.
Based from the previous orthographic drawings produced, you will need to
compose a presentation board for your final review. Composition is to be colour
rendered (monochrome).


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Finally, I have done my final assignment. Although the time when I doing this final project is a bit stressing me out but i still feel grateful and lucky that I got help from my friends and my lecturer. Thanks for anyone who helped me and HAPPY HOLIDAY.



Assignment 7 – Paraline Drawing

Plan Oblique can be constructed quickly because it’s projecting directly from the
plan. Exploded view illustrates how structure and major design component relate
to each other.
Learning Outcome:
On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:
CLO 3: Draw and compose two dimensional 2D & 3D orthographic drawings with
correct architectural drafting symbol & a working knowledge of manual drafting

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Exercise that I did in class before start doing the assignment.

7. (a) Isometric

This is the 2-d plan given, I need to make it into 3-Dimensional form.

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Final outcome.


7.(b) Axonometric / Plan Oblique

I choose 30 – 60 degree as my angle when i draw this oblique of my house model.

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Draft on A2 size cartridge paper using 2H pencil.

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Final outcome on A2 size tracing paper using pen.

First attempt drawing oblique. Although it is very hard for me to finish it but the progress make me learnt a lot of things that’s worth my life.


Assignment 6 – Plan and Section

Orthographic projection refers to a system of interrelated two-dimensional
views of a building. The information in the drawings needs to be both
accurate and interconnected to tell the story of the building and
communicate the proposed scheme clearly using a system that is universally
recognized and understood. These drawings are two-dimensional images
that need to be read and interpreted as a three-dimensional building or
Develop an understanding of the basic principles of drawing using a range of
media to record and communicate visual information.
Learning Outcome:
On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:
CLO 3: Draw and compose two dimensional 2D & 3D orthographic drawings
with correct architectural drafting symbol & a working knowledge of manual
drafting equipment.
You are required to produce orthographic projections for a residential
building that given to you. List of drawings as per details below:
1. One Plan (two floors)
2. Four Sectional Elevations
The drawings need to be perfect with all the criteria’s stated below:
 Grid Line – According to column arrangements or main walls.
 Proper dimension – in millimeter only (do not write mm on dimension)
 Dimension line to be in proper order and with slash style.
 Proper architectural symbols for stairs, windows, doors, etc.
 Section line with proper architectural symbol.
 Floor and wall material properly indicated and drawn.
 Furniture & fittings
 Drawing title in larger writing
 Title Block
6. (a) PLAN

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Using 2h pencil to do the draft so that’s why the picture is very blur and unclear.


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Final outcome.